Sarah Paulson playing the infamous diet program guru in real life

Sarah Paulson is set to play Gwen Shamblin Lara in The Way Down: God, Green and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin.

by Chad Langan | published

Sarah Paulson is no stranger to playing real-life figures. Actress, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Linda Tripp Impeachment: American Crime Story, The late Gwen Shamblin was recently cast as Lara in a new series for HBO Max, according to Diversity, The upcoming show is a scripted adaptation of his own documentary, The Way Down: God, Green, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin,

The streamer’s documentary revolves around diet-guru Gwen Shamblin and her rise to fame with her Christian-based diet program, Weight Down Workshop. Before the series ended, Shamblin was killed in a plane crash, and HBO Max was forced to edit the final two episodes to include the tragedy. Sarah Paulson will star and serve as an executive producer on the upcoming adaptation.

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In addition to starting his diet regimen, Shamblin founded the Relic Fellowship Church in Tennessee. Some of his Diet followers accused him of cult-leader-like control, complaining that he physically, emotionally and psychologically abused them. Given Sarah Paulson’s versatility as an actress, portraying Shamblin should serve as another notable turning point on the star’s resume.

Although Sarah Paulson is best known for her various roles in the FX series American Horror StoryThe 47-year-old actress has graced our television screens over the years. She earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance as Prosecutor Marcia Clark. The People v. OJ Simpson, She has also featured in several other acclaimed series such as Ratched, Mrs. America, James and the Giant Peach with Taika and FriendsAnd family Guy,

The Way Down: God, Green, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin is a five-part documentary that premiered last September on HBO Max. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series receives an 80% Fresh rating from critics and an 89% Fresh rating from viewers. The scripted adaptation, which Sarah Paulson will be titled, currently has no release date, but Campfire Studios and Huntley Productions are reportedly behind the upcoming show.

Michelle Dean, who co-produced the 2019 limited series Act For Hulu, will serve as the showrunner for the upcoming series. In addition to Sarah Paulson, Dean will also serve as executive producer with Nile Capello, Ross Dienerstein, PG Morgan, Luke Dillon with 3 Arts Entertainment and Chrissy Teigen.

with the upcoming adaptation of way downSarah Paulson is currently filming a new thriller titled dust, She stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bacharach, Amiya Miller, Bill Heck and Annaleigh Ashford. The feature will be directed by Curry Crouse and William Joins from a script penned by Crouse.

Although in the role of Sarah Paulson dust Currently unknown, the film will follow a young mother trapped in an increasingly severe dust storm. To make matters worse, she is haunted by the past and is convinced that a mysterious presence is threatening her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them. No release date has been announced for the film.

While we wait for Sarah Paulson to appear in the upcoming scripted adaptation, The Way Down: God, Green, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin Currently streaming on HBO Max. The five-episode documentary follows the Remnant Fellowship Church and its leader, Gwen Shamblin Lara. It explores Lara’s fame and power as a diet guru and church leader, and the truth behind her carefully curated image.


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